This course for DiMM will spend 7 days developing glacier travel and rescue skills near Denali base camp. The Kahiltna Glacier has enormous features and is nestled between Mt Hunter, Mt Foraker, and Denali. Days will be filled with skill development, climbing objectives, rescue training, and engaging CME education. We will use snowshoes and crampons as our travel methods- no skis. We’ll travel to our base camp using sleds to accommodate the equipment needed for a week in this environment. This course is open to all WMS DiMM graduates in good standing and fulfills the 5-year maintenance of certification requirements. Connect with your DiMM friends, and let’s go to the Alaska Range!
*You must be a current DiMM CGraduate and active member of the WMS with either a standard or premium membership. Join or Upgrade your membership.
Insurance and Cancellation/Refund Policy
All participants are required to carry evacuation and medical insurance coverage (we suggest Global Rescue) as well as trip interruption/cancellation insurance (we suggest IMG through Global Rescue). Cancellation prior to 60 days before the session begins will result in a 50% refund. No refund if cancelling within 60 days.
5/18- Meet at Chinook Wind Cabins in Talkeetna
5/19- Finish prep. Fly into the Kahiltna after lunch. Short travel and establish camp.
5/20- Crevasse rescue review
5/21- Glacier tour and crevasse exploration
5/22- Climb something
5/23- Litter rescue work
5/24- Cumulative rescue scenario
5/25- Travel to the airstrip and fly to Talkeetna. Night at Chinook Winds Cabins. Travel to Anchorage and beyond on your own.
*Note: Glacier flights may be delayed due to weather for up to a few days. We recommend flexible return flights and obligations after the course.
Tuition Cost - $3450.00
Includes: Glacier flight, lodging and dinners in Talkeetna 5/18 and 5/25, team camping and rescue equipment, permit, instruction, and CME.
Does not include: Transportation to Talkeetna, personal equipment, camping food, and other meals in town.
Minimum enrollment must be met by 2/17, or the course will be canceled. Maximum enrollment 9.
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All educational content presented in this activity has been reviewed and validated as appropriate in keeping with sound scientific principles.
Topics include: Altitude Illness, Expedition Planning, Expedition Hygiene, Wound Care in Austere Environments, Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Wilderness Environment, Pain Management, and Environmental Injury and Illness.
Complete pre-course information, including a gear list, logistics details, food suggestions, fitness recommendations.